Twilight and The Hunger Games have been licenses to print cash, but as the likes of Beautiful Creatures and The Host have shown, the young adult fantasy market is very fickle – there’s no middle ground, it either breaks the bank or flops badly. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will certainly be hoping for the former on it August release. Now we have a new trailer to see if it looks like it’ll be worth a look.
Here’s the synopsis for Cassandra Clare’s novel: ‘In the series’ first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.’
Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Zegers and more star, with Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) directing. You can also see a couple of new character posters below.